Bayer, CureVac form alliance on COVID vaccine
17 January 2021 | 9:07 am
Tesla CEO Elon Musk praised CureVac's innovative work on vaccines during a visit to its HQ in September. The firm will now team up with pharma giant Bayer to develop its coronavirus vaccine candidate.
20 Feb 2021
India's government has been supplying countries around the world with free coronavirus vaccine doses. However, there is some worry that this "vaccine diplomacy" will come at a cost to vulnerable Indians.
4 Mar 2021
Country music star Dolly Parton receives her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, urging others to do the same. The 75 year old is credited with helping to fund the Moderna vaccine after donating $1M to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Parton sang a Covid-theme version of her hit song 'Jolene' before receiving the shot on Tuesday. "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate," she sings.
8 Mar 2021
Ethiopia has received its first 2.2 million doses of vaccine against the coronavirus, and officials in Africa's second most populous country say the first jabs will be administered to health workers. The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, were allocated under the UN-led Covax initiative which is working to facilitate vaccine access for poorer countries.
20 Mar 2021
The EU regulatory body is "fully convinced" that the vaccine's benefits outweigh possible risks. Global health experts have been under growing pressure to answer questions over the safety of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot.
27 Mar 2021
A poll has revealed that confidence in AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is falling sharply in many European countries. The survey comes at a time when reports of the shot being linked to blood clots are causing concern.
3 Apr 2021
New regulations will make it easier to halt shipments of COVID vaccines outside of the EU. The move is likely to increase tensions with the UK, although both sides have said they want to find a "win-win" solution.
3 Apr 2021
Russia says it has registered what it says is the world's first coronavirus vaccine for animals, describing the step as important to disrupting mutations. Russia says mass production of the vaccine could begin in April.
9 May 2021
The US will support a proposal to waive IP protections for coronavirus vaccines, Washington's top trade official said. More than 100 countries want the temporary suspension of patents on COVID-19 vaccines.
13 May 2021
Police have said forged coronavirus vaccine documents are becoming an increasing problem. The issue has arisen amid lockdown relaxations for people who have been vaccinated against or recovered from coronavirus.
26 May 2021
In Dr. Akshay’s vaccination camp in India's western town of Palghar, "not a single person" has come for their Covid-19 jab - despite a high number of infections. Villagers here are afraid of the unfounded rumours and prefer to risk catching the virus.
5 Jun 2021
A brewery in Sterling, Virginia, gives away Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine shots and free beer for those receiving an injection. "I just thought it was a good opportunity to get it taken care of really quickly and you know, see a new brewery and get some beer," says a local resident as he sips his free drink at the one-day event organized by Beltway Brewing and Inova Health.
20 Jun 2021
Anger, misconceptions and a lack of trust in the government are behind vaccine hesitancy among Muslims in parts of northern Uttar Pradesh that have been ravaged by the coronavirus.
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Strong inflation headwinds could deny Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a second term, with the incumbent also facing a new corruption scandal. Lula says citizens want to "get rid" of the current government.
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The top ten most neglected displacement crises in the world are all in Africa. It's a worrying first for the annual report of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Also, "Supreme Remains" is a haunting play that has premiered at the Dakar Biennale, inviting audiences to step back through time as an African mask narrates her turbulent past. And in Liberia, the town of Robertsport is at the heart of a swell surf scene; we take a closer look.
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Relatives of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba attend a sombre ceremony in Brussels as Belgium returns his tooth. It's all that remains of him after his assassination in 1961. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to have its say on a regional bill that could make a big difference to national sexual health services. And the refugee status of hundreds of thousands of Ivorians who fled post-electoral violence in the country in 2011 is coming to an end.
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Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
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Ukraine is facing the challenge of demining territory invaded by Russia. Now it will receive help from the Colombian military, which built its expertise fighting guerilla groups. DW's Johan Ramirez met soldiers who will lend Ukraine their know-how.